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"stance" in British English

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stancenoun [C]

uk   /stɑːns/  us   /stæns/
  • stance noun [C] (OPINION)

C2 a way of ​thinking about something, ​especiallyexpressed in a ​publiclystatedopinion: The doctor's stance on the ​issue of ​abortion is well ​known.

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(Definition of stance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stance" in American English

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stancenoun [C]

 us   /stæns/
  • stance noun [C] (OPINION)

an ​opinion about something, esp. one that is ​publiclyexpressed: The governor’s stance on the ​issue of ​taxcuts is well ​known.
  • stance noun [C] (WAY OF STANDING)

a way of ​standing: He had the stance of a ​baseballplayerfocusing on the ​ball.
(Definition of stance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stance" in Business English

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stancenoun [C]

uk   us   /stæns/
a particular way of ​thinking about something, especially when those ​opinions are ​expressedpublicly or ​officially: an ethical/​fiscal/moral stance a stance against/on/towards sth The ​government took a tough stance against terrorism. adopt/take a stance change/​alter/​maintain a stance an aggressive/​defensive/tough stance an official/​political/​public stance
FINANCE the way in which ​investorsbehave that ​shows whether or not they are confident about the ​profit they can make: Fund ​managers can take a defensive stance in ​times of ​marketuncertainty. a bearish/​bullish stance
(Definition of stance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“stance” in British English

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